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Old 03-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #8
billysvue
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: new to me, 2006 saturn vue 102k miles horrible grinding in rear when AWD is engag

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Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
Umm, you didn't put it in AWD during the test drive?
I never drove an AWD Vue, but I thought it was just an "on demand" system... meaning that it "kicks on" ,automatically, when it senses front wheels slipping- . I believe the clutches in the RDU lock up electronically when the computer senses the slip, and rear wheels, then, take up some slack- but only while things are slippery between the front and rear.

NO more slip, no more AWD( and back to FWD).

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'05 ,2.2L, FWD,5-speed stick with transaxle death rattle is history,,,
'17 Suby Forester

245216 mi. VUe is off to the dealer auction
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